Bank holidays in Uttar Pradesh (UP) include both festivals and national holidays. Also, public sector undertakings (PSU) and commercial banks are closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. In this article, we have listed the Uttar Pradesh Bank Holidays in 2022.
During bank holidays calendar in UP, which includes festivals, national and the mandatory holidays, banking transactions are not available at their respective branches. Customers can perform certain bank transactions such as transfer of funds through the online mode.
Below is day, date and name of holidays observed by banks in Uttar Pradesh during the calendar year 2022:
|Saturday||08 January||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||22 January||Fourth Saturday|
|Wednesday||26 January||Republic Day|
|Saturday||12 February||Second Saturday|
|Tuesday||15 February||Hazrat Ali Jayanti|
|Saturday||26 February||Fourth Saturday|
|Tuesday||01 March||Maha Shivaratri|
|Saturday||12 March||Second Saturday|
|Friday||18 March||Holika Dahan|
|Saturday||26 March||Fourth Saturday|
|Friday||01 April||Annual Closing of Bank Accounts|
|Saturday||09 April||Second Saturday|
|Sunday||10 April||Ram Navami|
|Thursday||14 April||Dr Ambedkar Jayanti & Mahavir Jayanti|
|Friday||15 April||Good Friday|
|Saturday||23 April||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||14 May||Second Saturday|
|Monday||16 May||Buddha Purnima|
|Saturday||28 May||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||11 June||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||25 June||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||09 July||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||23 July||Fourth Saturday|
|Friday||12 August||Raksha Bandhan|
|Saturday||13 August||Second Saturday|
|Monday||15 August||Independence Day|
|Saturday||27 August||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||10 September||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||24 September||Fourth Saturday|
|Sunday||02 October||Gandhi Jayanti|
|Tuesday||04 October||Maha Navami|
|Wednesday||05 October||Vijaya Dashami|
|Saturday||08 October||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||22 October||Fourth Saturday|
|Wednesday||26 October||Diwali Holiday/Govardhan Puja|
|Thursday||27 October||Bhai Dooj|
|Tuesday||08 November||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|Saturday||12 November||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||26 November||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||10 December||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||24 December||Fourth Saturday|
Note: The list of Uttar Pradesh bank holidays is applicable across the state including the cities listed below:
Also, read: India Bank Holidays List 2022
If you are planning to visit Uttar Pradesh for a holiday, then you might consider the following popular places in UP:
Agra: If you are vacationing in Uttar Pradesh you can’t simply miss visiting Agra, especially the Taj Mahal. The monument, considered as one of the wonders in the world, is visited by tourists from around the world for its grandeur and architecture. Also, you can visit the city’s two more UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Fatehpur Sikri and the Agra Fort.
Varanasi: Varanasi is the epitome of culture, religion, history and art. Situated along the banks of the sacred Ganges river, the city is one of the world’s oldest cities. Hindus across the globe wish to take a dip in the holy river Ganges at least once in their lifetime. If you are visiting Varanasi, you should plan to coincide with the Ganga Aarti, considered a must-visit place when you are in the city.
Sarnath: Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon and it is one of the most important Buddhist sites in the world. During the reign of Emperor Ashoka, several stupas and monasteries were built. On Buddha Purnima, which falls in the month of April or May, millions of followers of Buddha flock to the Sarnath to take part in the festivities.
Ayodhya: Ayodhya is Lord Rama’s birthplace and is also one of the seven important places for Hindus to visit. The city attracts devotees and tourists across the world. Also, must-visit places include the Nageshwarnath temple, Ram Janmabhoomi temple, Hanuman Garhi, Kanak Bhawan and Treta Ke Thakur. You can also visit Mausoleum of Bahu Begum and Moti Mahal to witness the architecture of the Mughal era.
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